Strong gains in equity markets over the past year, coupled with ample liquidity in the financial system, has led to a sharp rise in initial public offerings (IPOs) as of late. IPO-bound companies are in a race to make hay while the sun shines on the back of favorable investor sentiment, an improved economic outlook, and abundant liquidity. Typically, bull markets first start in secondary equities and after a span of around a year or so, fuel a boom in IPO issuances. We are at about 12-15 months into this bull market and the number of IPO offerings is encouraging to say the least.
Stock market liquidity can be broadly defined as the ability to execute large volumes of trading with ease and without disrupting or causing price volatility. Liquidity also leads to price discovery and enables fair valuations of listed securities..
Chiro Gosh, Vice President of Financial Institutions Research at SICO, examines whether equity markets are overheating by applying the concept of the bimetallic strip commonly used to examine the impact of thermal stress on metals.
SICO's Head of Investment Banking shares his views on privatization across the GCC region.
SICO Conducted a webinar titled ‘GCC Markets: Investment Themes & Market Dynamics in the Time of COVID’. Participating in the webinar, were SICO’s Najla Al-Shirawi, CEO and Nishit Lakhotia, Head of Research and was hosted by Dalma Capital Founder and CEO Zachary Cefaratti, In attendance were 380 individuals, including investors, business owners and finance professionals, among others.
There is no denying that the Coronavirus pandemic is turning out to be the crisis of the century and it is negatively impacting economies, businesses and individuals across the globe but that does not mean that opportunities will cease to exist.
SICO CEO Najla Al Shirawi is throwing the rule book out the window and preparing to expand the bank’s offering to outside Bahrain.
I started my career at SICO as a fresh graduate. Throughout my time at the bank I have developed my career and gained immeasurable professional skills. The mentorship and support I have received along with the experiences I have gained working alongside my colleagues have equipped me with the tools and skills I need to help me navigate my role as SICO’s Head of Brokerage.
SICO’s Head of Investment banking and Real Estate , Wissam Haddad , featured in Banker Magazine article on consolidation in the GCC banking sector.
SICO Head of Investment Banking and Real Estate, Wissam Haddad, discusses the impact of mergers and acquisitions in the GCC banking sector on capital markets.
SICO Head of Market Making discusses the importance of the market making function and encourages more women to pursue careers in finance.
SICO CEO, Najla Al Shirawi shares her views on the gradual return to confidence. Learn More
CO CEO, Najla Al Shirawi shares her views on the gradual return to confidence.
As all eyes are on the Gulf states poised to attract significant amounts of foreign capital ahead of Index inclusion.
There are eight, equally important reasons for investors to be bullish about Saudi Arabia. RECHARGE, an acronym, adequately sums up the key initiatives and current dynamics which are reshaping the largest economy across the Middle East and North Africa.
SICO CEO, Najla Al Shirawi shares her views on the advantages of growing regional equity markets.
SICO CEO, Najla Al Shirawi, talks to OBG on the need for bigger free float and diversity on the Bahrain Bourse.
SICO’s Head of Investment Banking and Real Estate, Wissam Haddad, explores the impact of the new rules allowing for the listing of the real estate investment trusts on the Bahrain Bourse.